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Passport Capital

Passport Capital LLC is a San Francisco based, global investment firm founded by John H. Burbank III in 2000. The firm manages approximately $2.9 billion in assets. Passport’s investment process uses a combination of macroeconomic analyses to develop major themes and rigorous fundamental research on individual companies to create global portfolios. The firm’s investment team focuses on the following industry sectors: Basic Materials, Energy, India, Global Capital Markets, Global Consumer, Internet / Technology, Healthcare / Biotechnology and Sub-Prime Mortgage CDS. As appropriate, the firm makes available to its limited partners co-investment opportunities.

Passport Capital is a federally registered investment advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Hortonworks 3/2014Series D$100M7
Apartment List 2/2014Venture Round$6M11 9/2013Series B$14M2
QD Vision 3/2013Series E$20M7
New Relic 1/2013Private Equity$60M7
CashStar 7/2012Venture Round$5M4
MiaSolé 3/2012Debt$55M5
CashStar 10/2011Series C$12M3
BridgeLux 10/2011Venture Round$15M6
TRUECar 9/2011Private Equity$100M10
QD Vision 5/2011Series D$22M7
CashStar 2/2011Series B$5M2
NEOS GeoSolutions 1/2011Private Equity$60M4
Sense Networks 4/2008Series A$3M3
HelioVolt 10/2007Series B$101M8
Summize 6/2007Angel$750k2 12/2006Series E$20M1 5/2006Series D$14.5M1 9/2005Series C$12.3M1



  1. Hortonworks Closes $100M Funding ( [edit]
  2. Apartment List Raises Another $6 Million To Improve Your Apartment Hunt ( [edit]
  3. Armed With $14M In New Funding, Bright Wants To Take On LinkedIn With A Data-Centric Approach To Recruiting ( [edit]
  4. QD Vision Secures $20 Million to Ramp Production of Color IQ™ Optical Components ( [edit]
  5. VC Funding: Q1 2013 [edit]
  6. CashStar Nabs $5 Million From Intel Capital And Others For Digital Gifting Platform ( [edit]
  7. U.S. solar-panel maker MiaSole raises $55 million ( [edit]
  8. CashStar Lands $12 Million To Let Your Customers Send Mobile, Social, And eGift Cards ( [edit]
  9. Bridgelux Raises $15M in Funding ( [edit]
  10. Comment 0 inShare44 Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO ( [edit]
  11. QD Vision scores $22M financing round for expansion ( [edit]
  12. PDF Icon CashStar Raises $5 Million to Support Rapid Growth in Digital Gifting and Incentives Industry ( [edit]
  13. NEOS GeoSolutions Closes on $60m Financing Round ( [edit]
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  15. HelioVolt Deal Brings Series B Funding Total to $101 M ( [edit]
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